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Pathology Residents & Alumni

Residents in NYU Langone’s Department of Pathology are integral members of our team. Learn more about our current cohort and recent graduates.

Postgraduate Year 4 Residents

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John Colavito, MD

Hometown: Fairfield, Connecticut
Hobbies: soccer, cooking, running, spending time with family, and classical Greek culture and literature

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Abdallah Flaifel, MD

Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
Hobbies: photography, sketching, playing the oud, aikido, reading history, and hiking

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Jose Manuel Gutierrez Amezcua, MD

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
Hobbies: exploring the city, trying new restaurants, cooking and baking, learning new languages, and going to operas and movies

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Hasanain Abduljabbar Hasan, MBChB

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hobbies: drawing and exploring the city nightlife

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Nurfiza Ladak, MBChB

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hobbies: ice hockey, basketball, Broadway, and traveling

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Lawrence Hsu Lin, MD, PhD

Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil
Hobbies: traveling, going out for dinner and drinks, electronic music, and working out

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Michael Occidental, MD

Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas
Hobbies: yo-yo, figure skating, traveling, video games, and trying new restaurants

Postgraduate Year 3 Residents

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Erol Bayraktar, MD

Hometown: Ankara, Turkey
Hobbies: swimming, baking, weightlifting, and cinema

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Alberto Moscona, DO

Hometown: Oakhurst, New Jersey
Hobbies: cooking, reading, video games, and photography

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Jeffrey Ordner, DO

Hometown: Mays Landing, New Jersey
Hobbies: hockey, playing drums, woodworking, automobile repair, and martial arts

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Jonathan Willner, MD

Hometown: West Hempstead, New York
Hobbies: skiing, ultimate Frisbee, and DIY home automation

Postgraduate Year 2 Residents

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Sarra Belakhoua, MD

Hometown: Bizerte, Tunisia
Hobbies: visiting museums, baking and pastry, and swimming

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Rebecca Graziano, MD

Hometown: Central New Jersey
Hobbies: nail art and design; fashion; garment, shoe, and leather restoration; running, going to the ballet, and finding places in the city with trees

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Afreen Karimkhan, MD

Hometown: Bangalore, India
Hobbies: cooking and traveling

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Jake Sharma, DO

Hometown: Fort Myers, Florida
Hobbies: travel, drawing, exercising, exploring the city, and going out for drinks

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Reid Wilkins, MD

Hometown: Rochester, New York
Hobbies: running, listening to audiobooks, classical music, and video games

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James-Dean “JD” Wood, MD

Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
Hobbies: travel, art, design, tarot, and thrifting

Postgraduate Year 1 Residents

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Siqi “Selene” Fan, MD

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Hobbies: taking walks around New York City, ballet, and gardening

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Rebecca Gaglia, DO, PhD

Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Hobbies: writing poetry, painting, pen and ink, performance art, movies, laying down/sleeping, and hanging out with my sons

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Joyce Opara, MD

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Hobbies: traveling, writing, Rubik’s cubes, and learning to speak Mandarin and Igbo

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Catherine “Cat” Taylor, MD

Hometown: Westlake Village, California
Hobbies: baking, running, drawing, dog spotting, fan girling ice cream, and anything else that has to do with food

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Anna Torchiano, MD

Hometown: Freehold, New Jersey
Hobbies: crosswords, puzzles, origami, and visiting museums and zoos

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Yuxiu “Katherine” Wang, MD

Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas
Hobbies: painting, figure skating, fashion, games, and music

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Mariam “Mera” Youssef, MB, BCh

Hometown: Minia, Egypt
Hobbies: listening to music, spending time with family and friends, cooking, and puzzles of all sorts

Pathology Residency Alumni

Our alumni have earned fellowships at institutions around the world.

Class of 2022

Alexander Arispe, MD
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology Track
Fellowship: Forensic Pathology, New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner

Leah Geiser Roberts, DO
Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology Track
Fellowship: Neuropathology, NYU Langone Health

Issa Hindi, MD
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology Track
Fellowship: Cytopathology, NYU Langone Health

Tuyet Hong T. Tran, DO
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology Track
Fellowship: Forensic Pathology, Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner

Alejandro Vargas, MD
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology Track
Fellowships: Oncologic Surgical Pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; and Cytopathology, NYU Langone Health

Theodore Vougiouklakis, MD
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology Track
Fellowships: Oncologic Surgical Pathology and Molecular Genetic Pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Lucy Wang, DO
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology Track
Fellowships: Oncologic Surgical Pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; and Women’s Pathology, NYU Langone Health

Class of 2021

Douglas Allison, MD
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology Track
Fellowships: Oncologic Surgical Pathology and Gynecologic Pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Kimon Argyropoulos, MD
Anatomic Pathology Track
Fellowship: Hematopathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Brendan Belovarac, MD
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology Track
Fellowships: Oncologic Surgical Pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; and Cytopathology, NYU Langone Health

Fei Chen, MD, PhD
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology Track
Fellowships: Cytopathology (2021) and Molecular Pathology (2022), NYU Langone Health

Antonio Serrano, MD
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology Track
Fellowship: Hematopathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Tatyana Zinger, DO
Anatomic Pathology Track
Fellowship: Forensic Pathology, George Washington University

Class of 2020

Sunjida Ahmed, MD
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology Track
Fellowships: Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology, NYU Langone Health; and Surgical Pathology, Northwell Health

Atreyee Basu, MD
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology Track
Fellowships: Surgical Pathology, Hartford Hospital; and Cardiopulmonary Pathology, NYU Langone Health

Margaret Black, MD
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology Track
Fellowships: Surgical Pathology and Molecular Genetics, Stanford Medicine

Andrew Lytle, MD, PhD
Anatomic Pathology Track
Fellowship: Hematopathology, University of Pennsylvania

Marissa Spino, DO
Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology Track

Class of 2019

Nicholas Joseph Barna II, MD
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology Track
Fellowship: Forensic Pathology, Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner

Rami Imam, MD
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology Track
Fellowships: Oncologic Surgical Pathology and Gastrointestinal Pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Paolo Santiago Ocampo, MD, PhD
Anatomic Pathology Track
Fellowship: Molecular Genetic Pathology, Stanford Medicine

Vamsi Parini, MD
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology Track
Fellowships: Genitourinary/Digital Pathology and Molecular Genetic Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

John David Paulsen Jr., MD
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology Track
Fellowship: Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology, Mount Sinai Hospital

Song Qu, MD
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology Track
Fellowship: Clinical Chemistry, National Institutes of Health

Christopher Schwartz, DO
Anatomic Pathology Track
Fellowships: Oncologic Surgical Pathology and Breast Pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Yani Zhao, MD, PhD
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology Track
Fellowships: Uropathology, NYU Langone Health; and Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology, Northwell Health

Class of 2018

Sergei Guma, MD, PhD
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology Track
Fellowship: Hematopathology, Weill Cornell Medicine

Noelia Alemar Hernandez, MD
Anatomic Pathology Track
Fellowship: Forensic Pathology, Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner

Yehonatan Kane, MD
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology Track
Fellowships: Hematopathology, University of Arizona College of Medicine; and Oncologic Surgical Pathology, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Ryan Lau, MD
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology Track
Fellowships: Cytopathology and Surgical Pathology/Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Pathology, University of California, Los Angeles

Maureen Miller, MD
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology Track
Fellowship: Transfusion Medicine, Emory University